Oh, sure, a diary (or as the kids call them, “a web-blog”) is a fun way to write about your day. But we demand pictures, and lots of them!
And that’s why we love Shuttercal, the adorable offspring of a calendar, a blog, and a photo album.
Drop one picture per day into a calendar, and over time a portrait of your year emerges: foliage in September, swimming in August, llama husbandry in July. (July was weird.)
Plus! Shuttercal will print your daily images as page-a-day calendars, making it easier than ever to bask in the memories. Ahh, memories … so baskable.
Mark Every Day with a Photo on Shuttercal
Have you heard? “There’s no headbands in college!” WHAAAT?!!
It’s time for a whole new style!
Lucky for you, we’ve found a couple of great photo makeover sites to help visualize the possibilities.
InStyle has a star-studded makeover site — just upload a photo of yourself (or friend or foe) and you, too, can sport the hottest celeb styles.
From Robert Pattinson bed-head to the Victoria Beckham reverse mullet, they’ve dozens of do’s for you to try on.
For a little more kick, check out the very creepy Motion Portrait from Japan. (Click “change” to get started… you’ll see what we mean.)
If Leighton can go sans band, we can all branch out.
Give yourself a digital makeover
Creepy Motion Portraits
Photo Credits: i_am_today and Kim Marius Flakstad
p.s. Thx again to ScanCafe for sponsoring Photojojo this week. Want to have your old prints digitized? They’ll scan 20 prints for free, with free touch-ups. (Shipping extra.)
p.p.s. It’s the final day for our Light Painting Challenge at JPG, where you can win one of 10 copies of you know what.
Remember when everyone thought Wikipedia was a crazy idea? If they’d heard about it at all?
A wannabe encyclopedia anyone could write? What good was that?
And now? It’s the largest organized repository of all human knowledge in existence. Comprehensive and current enough to make Douglas Adams proud.
Which brings us to Fotopedia. Just like Wikipedia, it’s a wannabe encyclopedia (of photos of everything). Just like Wikipedia, you can add to it (upload your own photos and help decide which photos go in).
Just like Wikipedia, you probably haven’t heard of it. (Yet.)
Fotopedia: The Photo Encyclopedia of Everything
p.s. We’re gonna be on TV! Watch The Early Show on CBS Tuesday to see Amit & Kelly (and Molly the Dog) chatting (woofing) up the new Photojojo book.
“Photograph” literally means “light drawing”, and that’s never been clearer than with our new favorite boredom-buster, Glow Doodle.
It lets you take long exposures so you can paint with light in real time using your webcam.
Try different lights for different effects: write your name with with a mini-flashlight, fire your camera’s flash, or play with the metamorphic effect of moving while the webcam is exposing.
If you’ve never played with lightpainting before, this is an easy way to try it without setting up the tripod.
And now, what to doodle?
Noodles? Poodles? Oodles of strudels?!
Gotta draw something: resistance is futile.
Glow Doodle: Paint with Light in Real Time!
p.s. Browse through the Glow Doodle favorites set to see the dreamy, arty, surreal and downright creepy images other folks have made.
Those people who think photographs can steal your soul — absolutely right.
We’ve got proof: a site that turns perfectly pleasant people into soulless automatons, ready to eat your brains. If only they weren’t trapped in your computer.
Create your very own zombie: Upload a photo, tweak the expression for maxi-creepiness, and add your voice.
(We tend toward the traditional… “I will eat your soul”, “Braaaiiins!” etc.)
Finally, send your undead self out to terrorize your friends by email!
Just pray that your evil minion never escapes the confines of the computer.
Behold the Evilizer (a.k.a Oddcast PhotoFace)
p.s. We made this one and we may not sleep for weeks.
Ever picked up the SkyMall catalog on a long flight and been struck dumb by the motivational posters?
Now really, who (besides Angela) ever got motivated by a picture of a kitten and a pithy slogan?
You’re better off making your own motivational posters. And with these two tools, it’s easy — upload your photo, slap on a caption, and skip the corporate dreck.
Pro tip: If your office actually has motivational posters, replace ’em with your versions and see how long it takes for your boss to notice. Heh heh heh.
Make Your Own (De)Motivational Posters at Big Huge Labs
…Or at Despair, Inc.
p.s. What’s the difference? Well, both of ’em are free, and both of ’em let you buy prints. But if you use the code JOJO25, our pals at Big Huge Labs will give you 25% off!
p.p.s. We heart iHeartFaces. Check out their latest giveaway featuring yours truly.
Photo credit: sirgabe
On twitter? Scroll down for something awesome!
You know that new movie where the little girl gets trapped by creepy imposter parents with buttons for eyes? Scary, right?
And right up our alley! Reader Henrique Ferreira let us know of a new site where you can make your own self-portraits with baleful button eyes.
Upload a photo (or use your built-in webcam) to start, then drag on your choice of shiny, soulless buttons. We like to think it shows the depraved villainy lurking just beneath your cuddly exterior.
Come, join us in our spooky parallel world. You can trust us. Mwa ha ha ha HA!!!
Button Your Eyes: Creepy Self-Portraits
p.s. It’s our first ever Photojojo Tweet Week-end and Photojojo is here to guide you into the micro-blogging light! Here’s the deal:
1) Start following @photojojo on Twitter before Monday (2/23) and automatically get a $2, $5, $7 or $10 Photojojo Store gift code!
2) Already following us? Go you! Just Re-tweet this to get your gift code!
He was Man of the Year. He had a school named after him before he even got sworn in. And the country of Antigua is renaming their highest mountain after the guy.
People just love Barry.
But how do you prove that he loves YOU? With cold hard photographic evidence, that’s how.
Send the nice folks at ScanCafe a photo of yourself, and they’ll concoct a photo of you and the Big O on a date. It’s realistic! Convincing! Not creepy at all! (:-/)
Next up: Convince your friends that Barack’s leaving Michelle and his adorable kiddies for you, because you’re just that hot.
Obamafy Your Valentine’s Day
p.s. Thanks to reader/secret agent Molly for sending this our way!
p.p.s. Holy smokes! Reader/secret agent Damien Murphy entered a National Geographic contest on our advice, and he won! Go congratulate him!
Getting a pal with a new camera to subscribe to Photojojo makes an awesome (and free!) gift.
Due to sporadic distractions this year (sailing the world in our pedal-powered yacht, abduction by hyper-intelligent lemurs, a case of the hantavirus) we missed out on some of 2008’s major headlines.
Luckily, the end of December is our chance to catch up on the news we missed this year.
But which “2008 in Review” article is best? Is it the New York Times? The Economist? The East Weedpatch Herald Tribune?
We just pick the one with the best pictures.
We scored big this year when we found 120 huge photos of practically everything that happened in 2008.
It’s not all fires, floods and wars either: it’s everything from hundreds of performers beating gold drums at the Beijing Olympics to a solar eclipse darkening the afternoon sky into night.
Sure, we may miss some news in 2009 (the old yacht’s a-callin’ and the lemurs are nigh), but at least we’re caught up on 2008.
2008 in Pictures, Part I
2008 in Pictures, Part II
2008 in Pictures, Part III
p.s. Seen it all before? Try the Odd News Review for the news you’ll wish you hadn’t seen.
Photo credits: NASA, Carlos Gutierrez, John Kirk-Anderson, Alex Brandon READ MORE
Listen up, young whippersnappers: when we were your age, we had to trudge fifteen miles to work every day. Barefoot. With wild raccoons biting our ankles the whole time.
And if we wanted to have photos on our fabric, we had two options: glue and thumbtacks.
But all you young punks have to do is choose a photo and have Spoonflower print it on cloth for you. Your very own photo-print fabric: yards and yards of it.
And we suppose you rapscallions will make clever things with your fancy photo fabric:
Young people these days with their shoes and photo cloth and raccoon-free commutes.
What’s the world coming to, dagnabit?
Spoonflower Custom-Printed Fabric